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conversations on aidsmeds: why i am an activist: notes for alex (342)

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

why i am an activist: notes for alex [originally posted on] on aidsmeds.com
« on: June 26, 2006, 03:02:10 PM »
http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=1254.0
http://forums.poz.com/msg13349
alex—
i am still thinking about the elements in me and in my environment that have led to my being an activist. thought i would start a new discussion thread.
[i don’t know how to indent on this […]

poz life seminar storytelling circle “sound of 100 hearts” 9am sunday morning 7/23 update (334)

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

poz life seminar storytelling circle “sound of 100 hearts” 9am sunday morning 7/23 update (334)

i’m still excited about the storytelling presentation and art installation for this coming poz life weekend, july 22-23. getting tomas’ facts straight now (that’s tomas & me above) if you’d like to attend, a full weekend committement is being asked for; […]

nos morituri te salutamus: my gay pride 2006 west hollywood report & how it is i didn’t go this year. thinking and writing and speaking up about diminished ability & productivity–still issues of shame and sorrow. (333) suite sheet

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

there are so many things we dare to talk about when discussing aids and hiv-disease.
life-productiveness loss hasn’t been one of them.
i never hear anything about the terrible cost of the aids epidemic in hiv-ers’ losses of productivity and losses of ability and will and desire to participate in “normal” social, political, cultural and public activities. […]

333.03 the challenges of public transportation

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

production draft
chers–there are notes i have to string through the text for balance; so this isn’t the final draft. you get to watch my process. am a bit tired at the moment; should be done in 48. –lyr 6/26
new additions–almost done–6/27–rk

i live on social security disability in an assisted care instituton.
i haven’t had a […]

333.04 voter registration and assistance

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

i have searched for and found no programs in los angeles for getting hiv-ers to voting booths on election days. or to update voter registrations, for that matter. voter registration forms show up every once in a while with social security papers. i remember suggesting to several aso [aids service organizations] staffers that they set […]

333.05 how can there be gay pride without gay hiv-ers? we are an estimated 25% of the gay community. why are we not 25% of the parade? too afraid we won’t get laid?

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

production draft

still in draft
nos morituri te salutamus: my gay pride 2006 west hollywood report & how it is i didn’t go this year. thinking and writing and speaking up about diminished ability & productivity–still issues of shame and sorrow. (333)
333.01 suite sheet
333.02 it hurts to go. it hurts not to go.
333.03 the challenges of public […]

333.06 aids lifecycle ride-in saturday june 10 & my open poem to aids lifecycle 5 participants

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

saturday, i went to see my bo, town, a pwa, ride in from san francisco with the aids lifecyclers. i wanted to go to sf and come back with him as some kind of roadie emeritus. but part of the culture at aids lifecycle is “this is not a shuttle service.” while they raised […]

333.07 dina’s story

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

dina speaks both english and spanish with an incredible indelible polish accent. i don’t know if she speaks polish with a polish accent.
dina’s way smart. she has an md degree back home. here? she shrugs. she’s an mfcc et al with the apla home healthcare department, & is one of my two visiting home healthcare […]

333.08 remembering rickster the snorer from beingALIVE’s acupuncture clinic

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

remembering rickster the snorer from beingALIVE’s acupuncture clinic.
on medicare part d:
i really don’t care, as long as i can figger out how to cover my skinny white ass.
on religion:
holy casino!
this may come as a surprise to those of you not living in las vegas but there are more catholic churches than casinos.
not surprisingly, some […]

333.09 edwin cameron’s story

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

production draft

cameron—gladwell story link
his own account

“. . . there definitely is stigma. i think more important is the internal dimension. people with hiv feel a sense of self-disentitlement, which prevents them from seeking access to treatment, even when it’s available.” –ec on positive nation
http://www.positivenation.co.uk/issue115/features/feature2/feature2.htm
from witness to aids, by edwin cameron.
2. second chances

i knew that i […]